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If Paula Deen is out, what about Maher and Sharpton?


Good article IMO by Larry Elder.

First let me say that I do not like Paula Deen and I have no problem whatsoever with the fallout from her deposition.

But what about Al Sharpton? This is my problem with what is happening to Deen. It's the selective persecution. White racist? Bad. Black racist? Meh, not so much.

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If Deen’s crime is the private use of the n-word, why does the Rev. Al Sharpton, who hosts a nightly hour-long show on MSNBC, get a pass?

Sharpton, of course, rocketed to fame by falsely accusing two white men of raping and sodomizing black teenager Tawana Brawley. A New York grand jury investigation concluded that the whole case was fraudulent and that Brawley flat-out lied to avoid punishment for staying out too late. To this day, Sharpton refuses to apologize to former Assistant District Attorney Steven Pagones, one of the men Sharpton accused of rape, even after a jury found Sharpton liable for defamation.

One of Sharpton’s top aides became so disgusted with the farce that he turned against his boss. Sharpton, the former aide said, could not have cared less whether Brawley was telling the truth because, according to Sharpton, “We beat this, we will be the biggest n–gers in New York.”

Sharpton called the former Marine, magna cum laude graduate, lawyer, professor and then-Mayor David Dinkins – New York City’s first and only black mayor – a “n–ger whore.”

Apparently, MSNBC and the Food Network see the “n” word differently.

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Tactical1
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Do Al Sharpton or Bill Maher sell products in Wal-Mart? Do they have television programs on a channel that is genuinely viewed as family friendly?





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If Paula Deen is out, what about Maher and Sharpton?

What about Alec Baldwin? Didn't he use racial slurs just a few months ago?
Why is he still making TV commercials and popping up everwhere? Where is the outrage?!?!?!?!






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re: If Paula Deen is out, what about Maher and Sharpton?


Blacks can say the n word. Whites can't. And apparently, whites can't admit to using it many, many years ago either.

Funny part is the n word would probably been gone from the English language if blacks didn't continue using it on themselves.






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re: If Paula Deen is out, what about Maher and Sharpton?


MSNBC: Too hot for TV





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Funny part is the n word would probably been gone from the English language if blacks didn't continue using it on themselves.


Highly unlikely.






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Funny part is the n word would probably been gone from the English language if blacks didn't continue using it on themselves.


Do you really believe that? Yes or no. Simple question.






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MSNBC and the Food Network see the “n” word differently.

well they are separate companies so yea that would make sense.

Just because paula deen got fired for it doesn't mean the rest of the television companies have to fire their radicals. Also it's a totally different type of program so how can you expect them to be held to the same standards?






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re: If Paula Deen is out, what about Maher and Sharpton?


The better question is where is the public outrage?
Deen was fired because people were mad. No one is mad at Sharpton.






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Look, crazy arse cracker, you can't say "neeger"!

It is racist and improper.....

You understand that, honkie?







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Highly unlikely.


I think Chimlin makes a good point. In public, he's probably right. In private, probably not but we all most agree on here what you do or say in private is nobody else's business. Amirite?






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Just because paula deen got fired for it doesn't mean the rest of the television companies have to fire their radicals

But Paula Deen gets fired because of the immediate media backlash and attention shown to it. Why didn't Alec Baldwing get the same media attention and backlash? Why didn't they call for his removal from Capital One ads, etc?






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Tactical1
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I think Chimlin makes a good point. In public, he's probably right. In private, probably not but we all most agree on here what you do or say in private is nobody else's business. Amirite?


That may be true, but to suggest that it would disappear from the English language?

I just don't see it.






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frick that, I love my Al Sharpton Grill™. It makes the best grilled cheese sandwiches.





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Funny part is the n word would probably been gone from the English language if blacks didn't continue using it on themselves.
I don't know about this. I do think making it the most awful word in the universe just makes it more powerful.






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re: If Paula Deen is out, what about Maher and Sharpton?


uh, Maher is on HBO and they knew his viewpoint when they signed his contract. Food Network is a little different.

No one is forcing sponsors to drop her. This is the penalty of being in the public domain






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But Paula Deen gets fired because of the immediate media backlash and attention shown to it.

It's a risk of the industry she's in. Being on television relies on you keeping your public image.

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Why didn't Alec Baldwing get the same media attention and backlash?

I don't know probably wasn't fair but then again he doesn't have a daily tv show to be fired from.

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Why didn't they call for his removal from Capital One ads, etc?

already filmed and done with, they weren't paying him to show up for those ads anymore. If the backlash isn't that bad then why pull the ads.






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Hypocrisy is a dirty and dishonest game. Larry Elder will probably be called out as a racist for pointing it out.





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Funny part is the n word would probably been gone from the English language if blacks didn't continue using it on themselves.


I live in South Louisiana. What fricking world do you live in?






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Do Al Sharpton or Bill Maher sell products in Wal-Mart?
So that's what all the fuss is about? WalMart? Who knew.






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